Plantscape Solutions Thread

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by PlantscapeSolutions, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was trying to get three pictures in one day. My camera does way too good of a job in low light situations and actually brightens up the picture which is beneficial most of the time. This is not one of those times.

    The best looking picture was taken when it was actually too dark. The second picture has a street light just out of the picture and a GD tree in my way. The last picture is a huge home but there are tree's in the way so what should be an impressive picture (with less light) is just average.
     
  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is one of my favorite homes. It has 550' of C9's and 82' of garland. I hope to light the tree in front of the wall next year. If you look at the little straight roof that protrudes just below the highest peak that was done with a 40' ladder last year. This year I said the hell with that and lowered down a 8' ladder from the peak and climbed down. A little scary but a big time saver. I don't think OSHA would approve of this or a lot of other stuff.

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  3. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here is a shot of the 48" Cheyenne Pine.

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  4. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm still trying to get website pictures. I'm trying to get pictures of everything and then go back if I have time for retakes. Only so many days to get lots of pictures.

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  5. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
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    This was a new job last year with C7's. I only push C9 now even on small homes. I think C7 multi color can work because it's so vibrant but for everything else C7 seems to leave people wanting more impact.

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  6. PlantscapeSolutions

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    Still working on getting new and better pictures.

    Barrie Drive.jpg

    Bella Strada.jpg

    Porto Cima Court.jpg

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  7. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. PlantscapeSolutions

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    Still trying to get more pictures. My collection of website pictures was pretty sorry last year and I don't want to repeat that again next year.

    The tree with the glowing orbs has 78 Starlight Spheres in it. I picked them up as a client last year and I hung their 60 aging spheres. I made them buy my lights to wrap the tree's. This year they purchased 80 new spheres from me to replace the aging ones (two bad ones).

    I wanted LED spheres but GKI and Vickerman don't have the warm white in LED. Dara found one supplier with LED but it would have retailed for close to $5,000 and only had a one year warranty. Buying a few globes with a one year warranty isn't a big deal but five G's with what amounts to a six week warranty is too risky. This is an $845 install and I'm not going to risk losing it over some product going bad prematurely.

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  9. PlantscapeSolutions

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    Here's a few more. The house in the picture has coping on the two wreath peaks an that's why there are no lights. I only had two days notice to do the project for a party. Next year I'm thinking about painting and fastening some angle iron shaped flashing to the peaks. This way I can quickly throw up sockets with magnetic clips.

    The metal roof was wet when we started. I had my employee on the end of of an arborist rope while I sat on the ridge of the house keeping him safe from falling.

    A note about magnetic clips is they are not very good if the temps are less then 40 F for installs. In the 30's they become brittle and break easily when you flex them to put them on sockets.

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  10. Hope Landscaping

    Hope Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice work! I already miss the opportunity to do more holiday lighting this year.
     

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